Volume On

April 25, 2001

John 10:27 – My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (KJV)

After I read the Daily Devotional one day recently, I continued to the feedback page written by readers to the writer of the previous day's devotional. As I read the comments, I felt foolish when I found a reference to music that played when one read the devotional.

I stopped for a moment and realized that I didn't hear any music. I didn't expect to hear anything. I had the volume turned off. I wondered, what else do I miss because I have my volume off? It reminded me of times when I read the Bible and hurriedly put the Bible down before I give God time to speak, let alone be heard.

Often many of us have our volumes turned off when reading the word of God, simply because we are in a hurry. It's possible, too, I suppose, that we might be thinking that if we do not hear His voice, we won't have to obey.

Today, I will not put my Bible down and go on with other things. Today, I will turn the volume up and listen! I don't really want to miss anything He has to say!

Prayer: Father, please forgive our indifference toward Your voice. Help us to keep the volume up, so we can receive all You want us to hear and do Your will. In Your Son's beautiful name. Amen.

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Darlene Christensen <rayewriter@aol.com>
Marysville, California, USA

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